First Base Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL6/30/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis smashed two home runs Tuesday versus Texas.
Insight: Davis finished with four RBI in the game and is now batting .238 with 18 homers and 49 RBI this season.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEXHot6/30/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland blasted two more home runs on Tuesday night.
Insight: He now has four home runs over the last two games, and five over the past four contest. More finished with four RBI and is now batting .305 with 14 homers and 43 RBI overall.
Ryan Zimmerman, 1B, WAS6/30/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Nationals 3B/LF/1B Ryan Zimmerman has begun hitting off a tee and taking throws at first base.
Insight: Zimmerman (plantar fasciitis) is targeting a mid-July return. Tyler Moore and Clint Robinson have been sharing time while Zimmerman is sidelined. Robinson has shown to have the better bat.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL6/30/2015 10:56:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau till has no timetable for his return from a cervical strain and concussion symptoms.
Insight: Given Morneau's past history with concussions, this should not be a surprise. Wilin Rosario and Ben Paulsen continue to share in his workload.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL6/30/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (sprained right wrist) had a platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injection last week, but is still not expected to be ready when first eligible to come off the disabled list.
Insight: Freeman is hoping to be ready before the All-Star break. Kelly Johnson (.263, 6 HR, 22 RBI) and Joey Terdoslavich have been sharing the position.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX6/29/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland smacked two home runs Monday against the Orioles.
Insight: Moreland has been a top-100 fantasy option over the past month of the season. He has now hit three home runs over the past three games, and is worth having active in all lineups for the time being.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN6/29/2015 7:38:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (finger) is likely out to at least Thursday.
Insight: The good thing is that Hosmer expects to avoid the DL. Kendrys Morales will pick up some time at first pace during his absence.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY6/29/2015 9:58:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is an ugly 2-for-25 (.080) against Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Teixeira is hitting .249 with 18 home runs and 53 RBI in 244 at-bats this season. He's done most of the damage as a right-handed hitter, but you should still avoid him in this matchup.
Chris Carter, 1B, HOU6/29/2015 9:54:00 AM
Description: Astros 1B/DH Chris Carter is 3-for-8 (.375) against Royals starter Joe Blanton and all three hits are home runs for a 2.000 OPS.
Insight: Carter is still an all-or-nothing kind of guy with 13 homers and a .198 batting average with 102 stikeouts in 253 at-bats.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN6/29/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has a mild sprain in his left ring finger and is doubtful for Monday's game against Houston.
Insight: Hosmer has been playing through the injury, but he was the designated hitter on Sunday. he's batting .290 with eight homers, 40 RBI and 40 runs scored this season.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL6/28/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is still a solid power threat for fantasy owners.
Insight: Davis looks like he will continue to struggle with his BA, as he is hitting under .240. But he is on track to push for 40 homers and 100 RBI this season, which should be music to owners' ears.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS6/28/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with an RBI-double in the, 2-0, victory over the Marlins on Sunday.
Insight: Gonzalez hit his RBI-double in the seventh to score an insurance run for Los Angeles. Gonzalez is hitting over .300 again, slashing .302/.375/.523 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI in 281 at-bats this season.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN6/28/2015 3:23:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has a mild sprain in his left ring finger according to the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Hosmer has been playing through the injury, but he will be at the designated hitter spot on Sunday. Fantasy owners should go ahead and use Hosmer as they normally would.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS6/28/2015 2:17:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli got himself ejected in Sunday's game versus the Rays for arguing balls and strikes.
Insight: Napoli disputed a called third strike pretty calmly, but home plate umpire Tripp Gibson was having none of it. Maybe Gibson put Napoli out of his misery as he is now 1-for-13 in his career versus Chris Archer.
Logan Morrison, 1B, SEA6/28/2015 2:11:00 PM
Description: Mariners LF/1B Logan Morrison is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: Willie Bloomquist will start at first base while he rests. Morrisson is batting hitting .245 with nine home runs and 269 at-bats this season.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT6/28/2015 1:17:00 PM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez will get Sunday off.
Insight: Alvarez is getting the day off with left-hander Alex Wood on the mound. Sean Rodriguez is starting at first base.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS6/28/2015 12:39:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is 1-for-12 in his career versus Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: It would be wise to sit Napoli for this matchup. Archer has been fantastic this season, and Napoli is probably having his worst season as a pro, hitting .203 with a .687 OPS.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS6/28/2015 12:01:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is hitting second in the batting order on Sunday versus the Tigers.
Insight: This will be the first time Abreu will hit second this season. Abreu could see an extra at-bat in the game although his RBI chances will likely be down. It will be interesting to see if this is a permanent change.
Xavier Scruggs, 1B, STL6/27/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Xavier Scruggs had three hits, two RBI and two runs in the, 8-1, victory over the Cubs on Saturday.
Insight: Scruggs had an RBI-single in the fourth and an RBI-double in the fifth. He scored in both of those innings as well. Scruggs is 8-for-16 in six major league games this season.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY6/27/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit the game-winning double in the, 9-6, victory over the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: Teixeira was just 1-for-5 in the game, but he had the key hit that gave New York the elad for good in the eighth. He is hitting .250 with 18 home runs and 53 RBI in 240 at-bats this season.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN6/27/2015 8:46:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was 2-for-4 with a run scored in the, 3-2, victory over the Athletics on Saturday.
Insight: Hosmer scored what turned out to be the game-winning run on Kendrys Morales' single in the sixth. Hosmer is hitting .294 with eight home runs and 40 RBI in 269 at-bats this year.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX6/27/2015 8:27:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland hit his 10th homer of the season in the, 3-0, victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Insight: Moreland was 1-for-4 in the game. He is hitting .305 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI in 200 at-bats this season.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFG6/27/2015 2:32:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Belt will sit while Buster Posey makes the start at 1B. Belt is batting .269 with nine homers and 32 RBI.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI6/27/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is a career 0-for-11 with six strikeouts against Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
Insight: After a solid May, Howard has averaged just .205 with a .627 OPS in June. Avoid, avoid, avoid. Update: Howard is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI6/27/2015 10:33:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is a career 0-for-11 with six strikeouts against Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
Insight: After a solid May, Howard has averaged just .205 with a .627 OPS in June. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TORHot6/27/2015 10:27:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is 4-for-11 with three home runs and six RBI against Texas right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Encarnacion smacked a grand slam and added a a solo shot on Friday night. He now has 16 homers and 47 RBI, despite his .245 batting average. This favorable matchup could add to all the totals.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR6/26/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion had a massive game Fridy against the Rangers.
Insight: Encarnacion smacked a grand slam and added a a solo shot in the seventh innings. He now has 16 homers and 47 RBI, despite his .245 BA.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX6/26/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder smacked a home run Friday versus Toronto.
Insight: Fielder now has 12 homers and 48 RBI this season. The thought that he was on the downswing of his career has clearly wrong.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI6/26/2015 10:43:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is a career 1-for-10 with seven strikeouts against Nationals ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: Considering the way Scherzer has been pitching (last 18 IP, one hit, zero runs, 26 Ks), it's probably best that fantasy owners don't touch any Philles tonight.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX6/25/2015 5:41:00 PM
Description: Texas first baseman Mitch Moreland hit his ninth homer of the season.
Insight: Moreland has been a pleasant surprise in 2015. He is hitting over .300 and has 35 RBI. He should be active everywhere.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot6/25/2015 9:55:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup versus the Indians on Thursday after a routine day of rest.
Insight: Cabrera had played 70 of the Tigers first 71 games through nearly the end of June. Cabrera is slashing .619/.673/1.024 versus the Indians this season. don't forget to put him back in your lineup.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFG6/24/2015 7:12:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt will be a solid option on Wednesday night against the Padres.
Insight: Belt is 10-for-28 (.357 BA) lifetime versus Ian Kennedy, wih two homers and four RBI. Look for that to continue on Wednesday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY6/24/2015 4:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had three hits and two RBI during Wednesday's win over Philadelphia.
Insight: Teixeira finished 3-for-5 on the day, and is now batting .259 with 18 homers and 51 RBI overall this season.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS6/24/2015 3:59:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche was 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the loss to the Twins on Wednesday.
Insight: LaRoche hit his homer for the first run of the game in the second inning. That was a nice way to start the game, but Chicago didn't score again, and Chris Sale had another disappointing start. LaRoche is hitting .237 with nine home runs and 28 RBI in 228 at-bats this season.
Chris Colabello, 1B, TORHot6/24/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello hit the game-winning home run in the, 1-0, 12-inning victory over the Rays on Wedneday.
Insight: Both teams displayed tremendous pitching as Toronto edged the first-placed Rays, 1-0. The home run was Colabello's only hit in five at-bats on Wednesday. He is hitting .343 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 172 at-bats this season.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS6/24/2015 3:46:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has struggled in his last 16 games and will get the day off on Wednesday versus the Orioles.
Insight: Napoli is hitting just.179 with one home run and a .515 OPS in those 16 games. He is also just 2-for-15 in his career versus Bud Norris, so Napoli is getting the day off. Napoli is hitting .199 with 10 homers in 226 at-bats this year.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN6/24/2015 12:14:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer was 2-for-4 in the, 6-2, loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
Insight: Mauer had two singles, but he didn't have an RBI or score. He is hitting .260 with four home runs and 37 RBI in 258 at-bats this year.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY6/24/2015 11:49:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will return to the lineup on Wednesday versus the Phillies.
Insight: Teixeira missed Tuesday's game with a neck issue. He took a cortisone shot in order to play according to Roto World. Teixeira is 5-for-17 with two home runs and five RBI in his career versus Cole Hamels, so fantasy owners should put him back in the lineup.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS6/24/2015 11:26:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is 7-for-17 (.412) versus Twins right-hander Phil Hughes.
Insight: Abreu also has three doubles and three RBI versus Hughes. He also has a modest eight-game hitting streak at the moment. Start him on Wednesday.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot6/24/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is not in the lineup versus the Indians on Wednesday.
Insight: Cabrera could certainly use an off day, having played 70 of the Tigers 71 games through nearly the end of June, but it is unfortunate it is coming now. Cabrera is slashing .619/.673/1.024 versus the Indians this season. Andrew Romine will start at first base.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS6/24/2015 10:26:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu had four hits and scored two run in the, 6-2, victory over the Twins on Tuesday.
Insight: The four hits has raised Abreu's average to .300. He also had 12 home runs and 40 RBI in 260 at-bats this season. He has hits in eight straight games.
Xavier Scruggs, 1B, STL6/23/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Xavier Scruggs had three hits and two RBI in the, 4-3, victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Insight: Another unknown player steps in for St. Louis and helps them win a ballgame. Scruggs had a two-run double in the fourth to tie it at three. Mark Reynolds reached on an infield single to drive in the winning run in the seventh. Scruggs is 5-for-12 in five games at the big league level.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR6/23/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion smacked a home run on Tuesday night.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats. Encarnacion is now hitting .236 with 14 homers and 42 RBI overall.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY6/23/2015 4:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been downgraded to out for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia while dealing with a neck issue.
Insight: He had a cortisone shot and wasn't expected back until Wednesday while waiting for it to take effect, according to manager Joe Girardi.Teixeira is having a solid year, batting .251 with 18 homers, 49 RBI and a .920 OPS.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL6/23/2015 2:06:00 PM
Description: As expected, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has been placed on the disabled list to heal his sprained wrist.
Insight: Freeman hasn't played since June 17. He was hoping to return on Tuesday, but that won't happen. Kelly Johnson (.252, 6 HR, 21 RBI) has been starting at first base and the team called up Joey Terdoslavich.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANAHot6/23/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is as hot as any hitter over the past two weeks, averaging .311 with seven homers and a 1.237 OPS over the past 13 games.
Insight: Pujols is also a career .308 hitter against Tuesday's starter Collin McHugh. He is batting .275 with the 23 homers and 47 RBI this season. He's not 'The Machine" anymore, but for the last few weeks he's been a pretty close facsimile.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS6/23/2015 10:53:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche is 11-for-16 (.688) against Twins starter Mike Pelfrey.
Insight: LaRoche has been scuffling this season, batting .226 with eight homers and 27 RBI. He's a well-known second half hitter, so don't give up on him yet.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL6/23/2015 10:13:00 AM
Description: It's looking more and more like the Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (wrist) will need time on the disabled list to heal his sprained wrist.
Insight: Freeman hasn't played since June 17. He was hoping to return on Tuesday that doesn't seem likely at this point. Kelly Johnson (.252, 6 HR, 21 RBI) has been starting at first base.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY6/23/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia while dealing with a neck issue.
Insight: He had a cortisone shot and isn't expected back until Wednesday while waiting for it to take effect, according to manager Joe Girardi.Teixeira is having a solid year, batting .251 with 18 homers, 49 RBI and a .920 OPS.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot6/22/2015 11:02:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is hitting over .650 against the Indians in 2015.
Insight: Five of Cabrera's 15 home runs this season have also been versus Cleveland. Cabrera went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run on Monday against the Indians. Cabrera leads the American League with a .350 batting average and 52 RBI.
Chris Colabello, 1B, TORHot6/22/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the, 8-5, victory over the Rays on Monday.
Insight: Colabello grounded out in the second to score Toronto's first run, and then he doubled in a run in the sixth. The Blue Jays scored four runs in the sixth to retake the lead. Colabello is hitting .247 with five home runs and 26 RBI in 167 at-bats this season.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS6/21/2015 11:17:00 PM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez broke out of a 2-for-25 slump with three hits Sunday night.
Insight: Gonzalez notched his 12th homer of the season. His batting average had dropped all the way to .290 before the game. He's still a fantasy-worthy starter.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANAHot6/21/2015 7:15:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit his 21st of the season and 10th in June, but it wasn't enough to get the Angels past Oakland.
Insight: Pujols is batting .271 with the 21 homers ans 44 RBI. He's not 'The Machine" anymore, but for the first three weeks in June he's been very good.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARIHot6/21/2015 6:56:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt only had one hit, a single, in four at-bats, but still helped his fantasy owners.
Insight: Goldschmidt knocked in two runs (57 for the season) and stole his 12th base. He does it all. Goldschmidt is hitting .356 with 19 homers and a 1.139 OPS.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS6/21/2015 6:18:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu knocked out two more hits to raise his average to .288.
Insight: Abreu is batting .341 over the past two weeks, but despite three home runs has just seven RBI in that span. The top of the order isn't getting on base enough for Abreu to become effective.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHCHot6/21/2015 5:40:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit his third home run in three games to lead the offense in an 8-0 victory over the Twins.
Insight: Rizzo is playing like an All-Star, hitting .309 with 15 home runs, 43 RBI, 42 runs scored and 10 stolen bases. Too bad Paul Goldschmidt is also an NL first baseman.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL6/21/2015 2:16:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (wrist) continues to be held out of the lineup.
Insight: Freeman missed Friday and Saturday, and will not be out on Sunday. He is hoping to return on Tuesday, but in the meantime, Kelly Johnson will start at first base.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT6/21/2015 11:54:00 AM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez will get Sunday off.
Insight: With Pittsburgh facing the southpaw Gio Gonzalez, Alvarez will get a routine day of rest. Corey Hart is starting at first base.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS6/21/2015 10:32:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche is 11-for-33 (.333 BA) lifetime against Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: LaRoche has two homers and fix RBI against him, and will have a nice opportunity to do even more on Sunday against the White Sox.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFG6/20/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt reached the 30-RBI mark on Saturday night.
Insight: Belt hit a two-run dinger in the sixth off Carlos Frias. He is worthy of a roster spot, but there are better options at first.
Mark Reynolds, 1B, STL6/20/2015 4:18:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Mark Reynolds is getting Saturday off.
Insight: Xavier Scruggs will get the nod at first, giving Reynolds a day of rest.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL6/20/2015 3:53:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman sat out Thursday and Friday's games with a right wrist sprain and has now been downgraded to out for Saturday versus the NY Mets.
Insight: Freeman took an injection Wednesday night in hopes of returning Friday, but a sore wrist can take a long time to heal correctly.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYYHot6/20/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a career .412 hitter versus Detroit right-hander Alfredo Simon (7-for-17 with two homers and a 1.235 OPS.
Insight: He's hit safely in 15 of the past 17 games.Teixeira is having a solid year, batting .252 with 18 homers, 49 RBI and a .927 OPS.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KANHot6/20/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is 9-for-24 (.375) with a pair of home runs in his matchups against Red Sox starter Rick Porcello.
Insight: Hosmer has produce solid results this season, batting .300 with eight homers and 38 RBI. Plus the wind is expected to be blowing pretty strongly out to center field on Saturday. This is a good situation to get him in your lineup.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR6/20/2015 10:57:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is a career 0-for-8 versus Saturday's starter Kevin Gausman.
Insight: Encarnacion is also dealing with a left shoulder issue so Saturday may not be the day to start him. He is hitting .240 with 13 home runs and 40 RBI in 229 at-bats this season.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL6/20/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman sat out Thursday and Friday's games with a right wrist sprain and is questionable for Saturday versus the NY Mets.
Insight: Freeman took an injection Wednesday night in hopes of returning Friday, but a sore wrist can take a long time to heal correctly.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI6/19/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer in the, 12-4, loss to the Cardinals on Friday.
Insight: Howard hit his bomb in the fifth to get the Phillies on the board, but it was already, 11-3, at that point. Howard is hitting .236 with 13 home runs and 33 RBI in 229 at-bats this season.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX6/19/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Texas first baseman Mitch Moreland had the game-winning two-run single in the ninth as the Rangers beat the White Sox, 2-1.
Insight: Manager Jeff Banister pressed the right button, using Moreland as a pinch hitter for Adam Rosales in the ninth with the bases loaded and two outs. Moreland is hitting .304 with eight home runs and 33 RBI in 171 at-bats this season.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHCHot6/19/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was 2-for-4 with two solo homers in the, 7-2, loss to the Twins on Friday.
Insight: Obviously, Rizzo was responsible for the two runs. He hit his first homer off Twins starter Phil Hughes and hit the second one off relief pitcher J.R. Graham. Rizzo is hitting .304 with 14 home runs and 41 RBI in 240 at-bats this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR6/19/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and a run in the, 5-4, victory over the Orioles on Friday.
Insight: Encarnacion doubled in a run in the first for the first run of the game and then walked in a run during the second. Encarnacion also scored on Justin Smoak's ground-rule double in the first. He is hitting .240 with 13 home runs and 40 RBI in 229 at-bats this season.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX6/19/2015 6:56:00 PM
Description: Texas first baseman Mitch Moreland is not in the lineup versus the White Sox on Friday.
Insight: Chicago is starting left-hander Chris Sale, so Adam Rosales will start at first base. The White Sox have four lefties in their starting rotation, so Moreland might get a few days off this weekend.
Ike Davis, 1B, OAK6/19/2015 6:53:00 PM
Description: Athletics first baseman Ike Davis has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Davis has missed over a month due to a strained left quad. He was slashing .282/.348/.427 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 103 at-bats before the injury.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL6/19/2015 4:15:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman sat out Thursday's game with a right wrist sprain and has been downgraded to out for Friday's game against the NY Mets.
Insight: He left Wednesday's game. Freeman took an injection Wednesday night in hopes of returning Friday, but a sore wrist is a red flag for fantasy owners as it could easily force a swing change.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA6/19/2015 11:57:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is just 2-for-19 (.105) against Oakland right-hander Sonny Gray.
Insight: Pujols is batting .270 with 19 home runs and 37 RBI to date, but even with the wind blowing out to center on Friday this doesn't look like a good matchup for the slugger.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY6/19/2015 11:39:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a career .091 hitter versus Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander (3-for-33 with 11 strikeouts).
Insight: teixeira returned after missing time with neck stiffness. Perhaps he should take another day off. He is having a solid year, batting .252 with 18 homers, 48 RBI and a .934 OPS.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATLHot6/19/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman sat out Thursday's game with a right wrist sprain and is questionable for Friday's game against the NY Mets.
Insight: He left Wednesday's game. Freeman took an injection Wednesday night in hopes of returning Friday, but a sore wrist is a red flag for fantasy owners as it could easily force a swing change.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN6/18/2015 4:59:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer hit a rare home run in the, 2-1, victory over the Cardinals on Thursday.
Insight: Mauer was 1-for-4 with a solo bomb. He tied the game at one in the eighth and Kennys Vargas won the game with a walk-off homer in the ninth. Mauer is batting .253/.316/.359 with three home runs and 36 RBI in 245 at-bats this year.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR6/18/2015 3:30:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Encarnacion isn't injured, that we know of, just a routine day of rest. He's bashed 13 homers this season, but his batting average is about 30 points lower than normal.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY6/18/2015 9:46:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is questionable for Thursday's game against Miami due to a stiff neck.
Insight: It was bad enough that he missed Wednesday's game. He is having a solid year, batting .254 with 18 homers, 48 RBI and a .942 OPS.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATLHot6/17/2015 11:10:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will sit out Thursday's game with a right wrist sprain according to the AJC.com.
Insight: It is unclear when Freeman suffered the injury, but he left Wednesday's game. He took an injection Wednesday night in hopes of returning Friday. Consider Freeman day-to-day.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS6/17/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hit a home run in the loss to the Braves on Wednesday.
Insight: It was his 10th of the year. Owners have to like that, but Napoli is hitting just .204 and his OPS is just .692. Clearly, Napoli's best days are behind him.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN6/17/2015 3:47:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto is out of Wednesday's lineup.
Insight: Chris Dominguez is starting at first, giving Votto a routine day of rest.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX6/17/2015 11:44:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is just 2-for-12 lifetime against Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Not many players have good numbers against Kershaw, so no surprise here. Fielder does have one homer against Kershaw.
Logan Morrison, 1B, SEA6/17/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Mariners LF/1B Logan Morrison has surprisingly good numbers against Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Morrison has a .417 BA (5-for-12) lifetime against Bumgarner, so he could make for an under-the-radar option on Wednesday.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA6/17/2015 10:01:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols blasted another home run on Tuesday night.
Insight: Pujols has nine homers in June already, and is now batting .273 with 19 home runs and 36 RBI overall.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE6/17/2015 9:53:00 AM
Description: Indians catcher Carlos Santana had a big game on Tuesday night.
Insight: Santana finished 2-for-3 with two walks and a three-run homer. He totaled four RBI on the night and is now hitting .224 with eight homers and 33 RBI overall.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL6/16/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis blasted a home run on Tuesday night.
Insight: He did so in an absoulute route of Philadelphia. Davis finished 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored as well. He is hitting .232 with 14 homers and 38 RBI this season.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS6/16/2015 3:19:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.
Insight: In Pittsburgh, there is no where to put him with Jose Abreu at first base and no designated hitter. Too bad, the Pittsburgh fans sure would love to boo the former Pirates first baseman.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT6/16/2015 3:16:00 PM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez will sit a third straight games as the Pirates face another southpaw on Tueday.
Insight: Pittsburgh hasn't faced many left-handed starters this season, so fittingly, they are getting them all at once. Sean Rodriguez will bat eighth and play first base versus the White Sox.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI6/16/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer in the, 7-3, victory over the Angels on Monday.
Insight: Goldschmidt also had a double, going 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run in the game. He has 18 home runs and 15 doubles this season. Goldschmidt is also slashing .366/.484/.678 with 53 RBI as well.

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